Julie A. Auerbach, Esquire, will be honored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association on November 17 at the Annual Committee/Section Day, with the 2022 C. Dale McClain Quality of Life/Balance Award. Presented by the PBA Quality of Life/Balance Committee, the annual award recognizes the substantial contributions that Pennsylvania attorneys have made by identifying issues relevant to balancing the professional and personal lives of their peers, and the progress made in assisting attorneys with maintaining and improving their overall quality of life.
The award is named after C. Dale McClain, one of the founders of the Quality of Life/Balance Committee and the 114th president of PBA. McClain spent much of his career fulfilling the mission of the committee through educating attorneys on the importance of attaining a quality of life/balance in the practice of law.
As a Co-chair of the PBA Women in the Profession (WIP) Quality of Life Committee, Julie Auerbach, is being recognized for her continued work to help attorneys learn to balance their professional and personal lives through wellness activities, educational tools and social events.
Auerbach’s (and her co-chair and co-awardee, Anne John, Esquire) notable initiatives include coordinating the 2022 PBA WIP Wellness Luncheon Series that provided a forum for discussions about issues facing women lawyers. Program topics included assessing true financial worth, balancing career and childcare, finding time for fitness, navigating interoffice politics and paving the way for inclusivity in law firm culture. The co-chairs organized several additional WIP activities, including self-defense workshops, mindfulness walks and yoga sessions.
Julie became a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2020.